De Lima assures fair NBI probe on Reglos' death

March 3, 2012 1:56 am· Comments Off on De Lima assures fair NBI probe on Reglos' death 

MANILA, March 2 – Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Leila De Lima assured on Friday that the result of the investigation being conducted by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) into the death of Marvin Reglos will be fair.

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Congressmen twit Corona for refusing to testify

March 3, 2012 1:56 am· Comments Off on Congressmen twit Corona for refusing to testify 

By Lilybeth G. Ison

MANILA, March 2 — Lawmakers, who signed the impeachment complaint against Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona, on Friday said that the chief magistrate is "chickening out" of the proposal by Senate President presiding judge Juan Ponce Enrile for him to testify before the Impeachment Court.

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MIAA authorities conduct random checks on colorum vehicles operating at the NAIA Complex

March 3, 2012 1:56 am· Comments Off on MIAA authorities conduct random checks on colorum vehicles operating at the NAIA Complex 

MANILA, March 2 — Airport authorities on Friday conducted random checks on public utility transport within the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Complex in Pasay City.

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Another senator-judge blasts UP students’ survey on Corona impeachment

March 3, 2012 1:56 am· Comments Off on Another senator-judge blasts UP students’ survey on Corona impeachment 

MANILA, March 2 – Senate Minority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano, sitting as judge of the impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona, has joined his colleagues in criticizing a survey conducted by the University of the Philippines students on the impeachment trial of Corona.

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DND names new legal head

March 3, 2012 1:56 am· Comments Off on DND names new legal head 

MANILA, March 2 – The Department of National Defense (DND) on Friday named Atty. Cherrie B. Belmonte-Lim as the new chief of the Office for Legal Services.

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IMO chief admits military action alone cannot halt piracy

March 3, 2012 1:56 am· Comments Off on IMO chief admits military action alone cannot halt piracy 

MANILA, March 2 – International Maritime Organization (IMO) Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu said military action alone cannot solve piracy in Somalia

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Tanada asks DOLE to pursue probe on PHL-US human trafficking syndicates

March 3, 2012 1:56 am· Comments Off on Tanada asks DOLE to pursue probe on PHL-US human trafficking syndicates 

MANILA, March 2 — Alarmed over the reported increase in the number of victims of human trafficking, House Deputy Speaker and Quezon Rep. Lorenzo "Erin" Tanada III on Friday called on the government to launch a crackdown on Filipino and American human trafficking syndicates victimizing Filipinos whose dream is to work in the United States.

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Pasay court sets GMA bail hearing on March 15, 22, 29

March 3, 2012 1:56 am· Comments Off on Pasay court sets GMA bail hearing on March 15, 22, 29 

MANILA, March 2 — Pasay City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Presiding Judge Jesus Mupas has set the hearing on the reiterative petition for bail filed by the camp of former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on March 15, 22 and 29.

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Tupas denies wrangling within the prosecution team

March 3, 2012 1:56 am· Comments Off on Tupas denies wrangling within the prosecution team 

MANILA, March 2 -– Lead prosecutor Iloilo Rep. Niel Tupas Jr. denied on Friday the reported wrangling within the House of Representatives' prosecution panel in the impeachment trial of Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona.

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AFP denies ouster plot rumors

March 3, 2012 1:56 am· Comments Off on AFP denies ouster plot rumors 

By Priam F. Nepomuceno

MANILA, March 2 — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) vehemently denied reports that there are ouster plots against President Benigno Simeon "Noynoy" Aquino III.

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